If you’ve ever considered getting married over the holidays, today’s stunning Christmas wedding from Weddings by Alisa may be all the inspiration you need to make those dreams come true! Carly and Dan’s elegant holiday-themed day at The George Washington Hotel was magical and warm, with lush greenery, elaborate candles, and the perfect color palette of burgundy and gold. And since their relationship began at a car dealership, Carly and Dan elegantly tied cars into the most meaningful details, making their day completely unique and personal. So go ahead, start planning that December day, friends, because this one is sure to prove that winter weddings are here to stay!
About the Couple
We met in early spring 2013 at a mutual friend’s house. Fast forward a few months later and he applied at my job! I pushed my boss to hire him because I thought he was cute. I had a boyfriend at the time, so for two long years we built our friendship. We literally became best friends. Finally, I was single and in February 2015 I told him my true feelings and the rest was history!
On a cold Monday evening in December, I came home from work and he wasn’t home yet so I decided to dye my hair and take a bath. Dan came home from work and was fiddling around in the living room. He finally told me to call Piper, our puggle, into the bathroom. So I did, while still in the bathtub with hair dye on my head. She comes trotting in with my beautiful engagement ring tied around her neck. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever, right there in the bathroom!
About the Wedding
We had a Christmas themed wedding with burgundy, gold, greens, and pink. I wanted a classy Christmas wedding. Also, cars are a huge part of our lives. We both work at a car dealership and this was where our love blossomed. I had little details that represented that – my clutch was a license plate; the groom, groomsmen, and dads had ties with cars on them; the groom and groomsmen also had cars all over their socks; and the cuff links were shift knobs. Our dogs are also a huge part of our lives and we hid their pictures in our cake!
The moment when all of the candles were lit at the end of our ceremony with my new husband’s hand in mine. It was so amazing to look out and see all of our family and friends and the beautiful lighting of the candles.
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals from Sorelle Bridal Salon | Bride’s Clutch: Kate Spade | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Maid of Honor Dress: Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige from Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Signature Desserts | Calligraphy: Cara Hileman | Ceremony Location: The George Washington Hotel | DJ: FlipSide DJs | Flowers: Fragile Paradise | Hair: Gorgeous by Sorelle | Lighting: Illume Lighting | Makeup: Gorgeous by Sorelle | Menswear: Tuxedo Junction | Photography: Weddings by Alisa | Reception Venue: The George Washington Hotel | Stationery: Graphically Yours Design
Photography: Weddings by Alisa